tOME OF W^
By Prank Brown
SAY IT WITH HUCKLEBERIES
We are now on our way to clinch
the Pennant of the Twilight League.
The team has all the bad baseball out
of its system now and has finally got
ils proper hearings.
The good work that Glennon show-
ed with the K. of ('. against us was
a revelation to sonic of the howlers
about town. There is noth ing to
if if we keep up the spirit that we
now arc showing. The team is well
equipped in every position to pull to-
er. Our record is 5 won and 2
losl up to Wednesday, the 6th, then
we mee1 the strong team that the
Doniinick & Half manager has gotten
together. On Friday, the 16th, the
ie of the season will take place' as
we will he \ip againsl Manager Weld-
on 's fast team, viz. Mason Box. He
has now on his roster some xvvy clever
players but so have we and when we
conic together watch the fur fly. dim
Nlialiuek is hack' and he is no mean
s;ickcr io have around, lie is in fine
trim and can hit most anything they
C.. i .icr.
A few of the boys in the factory
were in attendance at the great fight
over at Boyle's 30 acres in Jersey and.
were fully satisfied that Jack
Dempsey is some fighter. Nevertho-
I ss we must allow some credit to
pentier for his pluck and endur-
Charley Moore has mowed our field
and it will soon be in condition to
lay out the diamond. We can't expect
much from it this year as the sod is
not thick enough as yet. The Middle-
boro girls are wondering when the
rubber game is to be played off. Not
this warm weather, says Mildred.
Wait until the good old winter comes
Eva Contois is thinking of having
her car fitted with "solids" because
she is afraid the "pneumatics" wont
stand the enormous weight.
Plainville, Mass., July 14, 1921
MISS MARY HECKMAN
35 Years With Concern.
Is there a reader of the "Wadco
News'' who is not acquainted . with
the forelady of our Packing and
Shipping Departments .'
if there is. perhaps the following
lines will serve to introduce to you
Miss Mary Heckman who has served
the firm thirty-five years diligently
and untiringly, satisfied only when
her duties are discharged to the best
of her ability.
Miss HeckmaiL or Mamie as she is
known to the older employees, enter-
ed the ranks of Wade, Davis & Co. in
1886. Her career started at the bench
where she worked during the first
three years of her service. This was
before the days of mesh hags so she
did not make or join mesh as we do
at present. Wade. Davis & Co. made
jewelry at that time and the bench
girls "set up" work which consisted
of getting the articles ready for the
men who did the soldering. Cuff pins
and ear-rings were popular then,
and Miss Heckman set up many of
these which were made of twist wire
Cont'd page 2 ,col. '2,
Guest: Tommy, I want you to do
something for me. When your sister
and T are in the drawing room after
dinner, creep in and turn the gas low.
Tommy: You're too late, she told
me to turn it out.
The one question uppermost in
many minds is "Well, how about Bus-
iness"?. We can only speak for our-
selves on this vital subject. We ex-
peet to go along for the next sixty
days about as at present and then to
run into a good fall business. Far
from being discouraged we have set to
with a will to do, and have gotten out
several distinctly new sample lines,
which, judging from their reception
are going to keep the plant busy this
year, at least.
It is said by good authority on bus-
iness conditions that the manufac-
turers of finished products for the con-
sumers are doing more business than
those handling raw or partly finished
This is taken to indicate that these
manufacturers are reducing their
slock of material in meeting consum-
ers' demands and must eventually re-
plenish their stock, causing an im-
provement in the basic industries.
It seems reasonable to say that the
more liberal our buying of the things
we need or want, the sooner this de-
sirable result will be reached.
But as we wish to benefit ourselves
as consumers as much as possible per-
haps it would be well even at the ex-
pense of considerable time and
trouble to do our buying where we get
most in value for each and every
The fact that many people are bet-
ter satisfied if they have paid an ex-
tremely high price even for common
articles of food and clothing (except
flour, sugar and fuel) is said to be one
of the main factors in keeping up the
high cost of living.
In the words of the old song which
used to be popular some twenty-five
years ago, "(let your money's worth"
to which we will add, and give it, too.
Rosary Deads in Factory Restaur-
ant. Apply II. P>. Rowan.
l'l BLISHED Skmi-Mon Till Y
by the Employees of Whiting & Davis
Company, Plainville, Mass.
Publication Commit ikk
J. (). (iaonon, Chairman
W. M. Fuller Lee Higerins F. Gaddes
O. Sotierstrom iMiua Simp son
Editor . . H. B. Rowan
No decision has yet been made rela-
tive to the winner in the Trade Mark
Mr. ('. A. Whiting for the Whiting
& Davis Co. is at work on a collection
of mesh dating' back two thousand
years. This will be shown at the Pa-
geant of Progress to be held in Chi-
cago. July 30th to August 14th.
It would not be right to pass the
Glorious 4th without mentioning that
it was real hot. There was the cus-
tomary setting off of fireworks, es-
pecially at seaside resorts.
Airplanes manouvered over head,
and seemed to come and go with
about as much ado as autos when they
first came out.
To the north of Boston huge bon-
fires are still lighted on the highest
hills, these fires are mammoth affairs
for which boxes, barrels and all sorts
of inflammable material are used.
And then this year there is that
morning after home-brew-thirst to
LOST OR MISLAID.
A Brown & Sharp one inch Micro-
meter somewhere in the main shop.
Week of June 13th to 20th. Please
notify Archie Lewis.
Kindly use a soft lead pencil when
writing your news items for the
"Wadco" as it is very hard to read
writing done with a fine point hard
The photographer has taken pic-
tures of the different doparnnonts
for the purpose of using them in the
extensive advertising campaign about
to be instituted to further the sale of
W. tv. 1). mesh bags.
Cont'd from page I, col. 2
About this time she was transferred
to the Packing Room where the jewel-
ry was carded and prepared for ship-
ment. During the years of 1889 to
1891 she carded jewelry, assisting
AI iss Mamie Schoefield who was in
charge of the Carding Department.
There were then only fifty hands
employed in the entire factory. Her
day's work commenced at 7 A. M. and
ended when her work was finished.
It was usually after six thirty when
she took off her apron, although the
factory closed at six o'clock and five
o'clock on Saturday.
At times she was called upon to
help Mrs. Claflin the Shipping Clerk
and finally took her position when
Mrs. Chaflin severed connections with
the Company in 1894. She has
worked in this capacity ever since,
and from 1914 to 1917 handled the
export shipments besides the domes-
tie. The foreign business grew rap-
idly and soon became too large to
handle in connection with the domes-
tic, so she was relieved of this duty
when Mr. Collins came to us to take
over the Foreign Department.
We dare venture to say, without
exception. Miss Heckman has handled
more merchandise in value than any
other Shipping Clerk in either Attle-
boro, North Attleboro and this jew-
Miss Heckman 's record is worthy
of commendation and emulation and
we wish her many years of future
usefulness both at home and in the
factory, fully believing we can count
her one of the pillars in the organ-
Our shopmate Saxy has gone on
his annual trip to Mt. Desert Island.
-Maine. This is getting so regular it
can be compared to time and tide and
no doubt is looking forward to with
a great deal of pleasure by S ixy. We
don't know the particular attraction
of the place but would offer for your
approval "Mermaids" for he always
comes back smiling.
The friends of Miss Stel'a Jakubay-
t is are glad to know that she arrived
in New York safely. She is rather
lonesome, but Stella being a jolly girl
will soon make her friends.
As the saving goes j
Red, White & Blue,
Your Father is a Jew,
Better ask Ed. Ilurlin
For his rhymes with "Sweet Peas."
Rheumatic Fever, or acute articular
rheumatism, is defined by "Osier"
as an acute noncontagious fever de-
pendent upon an unknown infective
agent and characterized by inflamma-
tion of the joints.
Profuse prespiration is one of the
features of the disease. It is certain
that attacks of rheumatism bear a
definite relation to acute tonsilitis,
both of which are due to germs.
There is always great danger of
endocarditis or inflammation of the
membrane that lines the heart
and absolute rest in bed is import-
ant. All sudden movements of the
body should be avoided. Local treat-
ment is important. Ice bags, pads
and splints are used to hold the af-
fected joints. The diet is chiefly
A Physician should be consulted as
for all important diseases..
It is believed that Rheumatic
Fever is responsible for a large pro-
portion of cases of "organic" hea t
B. G. Cote;
R. I. X.
The only difference between a girl
chewing gum and a cow chewing her
cud. is that the cow looks though ful.
Don't start your work with a
frown and a dissatisfied feeling. Smile
and be happy.
Don't watch the clock and think
how many hours it will be before
you can quit work.
Forget about the time and get in-
terested in hanging bags perfect.
Why does silver tarnish? Because
it is exposed to "Actinic" or chemi-
cal power of the "sun's rays", and
becomes affected by them.
r fhe above question has been asked
many times so don't forget the an-
What is it aboul Lillian Johnson's
chair that Mr. C. likes! liis aim is
always around it.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees.
Shrubs and Rose Bushes. See me
about your Flower Gardens.
Walter Lowe. Dept. A.
Forest* & Landscape Gardener.
The name "gun metal" as applied
to mesh bags and other articles .of
jewelry is misleading for it does not
apply to the nature of the material
of which the article is made but to
its exterior finish.. In other words,
gun metal is an exterior coating and
the genuine finish can only be ob-
tained on articles of steel. It really
is a black iron oxide, chemically
known as Ferroso Oxide and is ob-
tained by chemical action on steel.
The name "gun metal" was given
this finish because it originally was
invented by gun makers for the
double purpose of preventing rust
on gun barrels and to prevent the
glint or gleam of the sun's rays,
which would occur on a bright, shiny
gun barrel. This reflection would
make it difficult to take a proper
sighting, and in the case of its mili-
tary use would betray to the enemy
the movements of a force. This fin-
ish lias been handed To the jewelry
industry as an ornamental finish and
il is also a rust preventative finish on
It is best eared for in stock by
keeping in an envelope made of para-
fined paper, and in a case where
it is in use by the wearer by wiping
with a cloth slightly moistened with
a parafine or similar oil.
Gun metal bags should at all times
be kept away from all forms of mois-
ture as much as possible for when they
are exposed to moisture for a pro-
longed period they are subject to
A SHOP BAND— HURRAH !
The Wadeo has been asked to get
them together — here they are — give
Hum the glad hand and encourage-
•lack Zilch, violin; Joe Sharpe,
cornet; Harvey Lamphier, violin;
Paul Entwistle, clarinet; Milton Bat-
Drummer, piano player, lady or
"We often wonder why it is,
That Mildred meets Harold on the
Don 't you worry now we know,
That's where all the little fishes go.
A criticism on the manufacture of
chewing tobacco is made by Jim
Morse who wants to know by what
right peach stones are placed in
plugs, he being the victim.
Whiting Chain Co. Notes
The Whiting Chain Co. has been
very fortunate this year in running
45 hours a week with no dull period
this Spring and a bright outlook for
the balance of the year. When ask-
ed if they were having a run on any
particular thing, Mr. Clark replied,
"No it seems that the customer is
buying from the line in general." He
is very optimistic on the Pall outlook.
Frank Stanton suffered a slight
shock while working in the shop but
at last reports was coming along nice-
It is reported that Archie Clark is
vitally interested in Colonial Dwell-
ings. Along this line he has seen fit to
take up the occupancy of such an
house and to have set about furnish-
ing it with New Hampshire antiques.
This he will do according to infor-
mation as given in the Ladies' Home
Journal from time to time. Some
busy man, surely. We are glad he has
decided on his "Authority" for furn-
ishing antiquely, as the Ladies' Home
Journal is having a little trouble in
getting its copies to Archie. The
beauty of antiques of course is the
age viewpoint. In this he seems not to
be disappointed provided the Ladies'
Home Journal carries on.
Eddie D. of the chain shop misses
seeing Lillian around. His favorite
song was, "I used to call her Baby
and It's onlv a Dream of the Past."
"GOAT'S AT LARGE"
Florence's Goat — Francis J. 's feet
anchored in her place for the day.
The color of Billy Fitzpatrick's
eyes get Alice L.'s goat. What color
are they Alice? .
Francis' goat is taken in tow by
waiting for Annie M. to lock the
shop door every night.
Edith admits ownership of a pesky
critter with butting horns when Lil-
lian B. who is a human talking ma-
chine gets wound up for the day.
A slack time, a short line, a post-
man without a letter, that's what gets
Peggie says being jabbed in the ribs
by every Tom. Dick and Harry that
goes up the aisle, c°rtainly gets her
goat. Better blame the fashions,
Peggy, and wear coat-of-mail hereaf-
A general goat. To have to wait
for the doors to open on a rainy day.
Why not a little earlier, it would be
better for the health of the early ones.
By Ted Peterson
Some, "Say it with flowers."
Better, "Try it with JELLY."
Ed. Hurlin, "Is not 'HURLIN'
for the team now."
Tommy Glennon, may be an
"OLD CROW" but he can still
flap his wings.
The "CASEYS" had about as
much chance with him as "PHAR-
OAH had in the Red Sea".
The Captain is "JELLY" but
he will keep the team out of
"MAY BEES" fly in May but
"MAYSHAWS" are there the
Watch them send the "BOX-
ERS" back in "Superior Mailing
But don't count your fish until
they are caught.
HEIGHT OF HARD LUCK
That's what Walter McCann had
when he wrote seventeen letters to
Hampton Beach one night and then
read in the paper the next morning
that the place had burned down.
Some of us in the shop have a favor-
ite song and in case you don't know
we'll help you along.
Lea Sings "Jazz Baby" and she
gets it almost right.
Vange sings "My Rosary" and
sings with all her might.
Jack B. sings "Peggy" in memory
of the past. .
H. Hartman sings "The Little
Ford" because it travels, oh, so fast.
Frank M. sings "I'm Always Fall-
ing in Love with the Other Fellow's
Girl" and he means it, too.
Then Vivien turns around and
sings "I Might be a Onee-in-a- While
There are many more we know of
but this will have to pass,
And you'll have to wait another
Week before you see your last.
We wonder why Minna always
says, "Hopeless Chest ' : instead of
Why does Florence W. like to ride
in Ice Cream Carts?
Doris Martin says she likes Attle-
boro Falls. We wonder if it is the
What is your favorite color? Anna
Greve answers, "I am partial to
- ^>.< AUGHT IN THE MESHVS^
The people of Whiting & Davis
Ait not considered green,
l»ui when a flash light picture was
They all .uot up and screamed.
They look one oyer in the restuarant,
Ami when the lights went off
Evelyn dropped her soup spoon,
I 'II say she spilt her broth.
Erleen looked astonished.
she dropped her fork and cried.
Sturgis thought it was funny,
lie laughed at her aloud.
The next time a picture '11 be taken
They'll all know how to act,
It won't he so suprising,
To all of them it's a fact.
SONGS AND WHO THEY EEEER
Vange — For you've got to give 'em
mething to remember yon by.
ldcila — I used to love him but it's
all over now.
Rose — Back to Sunny Italy.
Bertha B, — lie's the only boy for
Erleen — Say Ge, you ought to see
my Ge. Ge.
.Mildred P. — I'll he doggone happy
when the preacher makes him mine.
Bertha G. — Oh. There never was a
m in just like my man.
Louise — I lived and I loved and I'm
Elsie II. — In the shade (shelter) of
the old apple tree.
Clara — That's why I need you.
Vera — Little crumbs of happiness
5 on gave me long ago
Madeline — Your mother is the best
friend after all.
Aliss Evans — I like to get up in the
morning but it's better to. lie a-bed.
Iblen S.— In his little Ford Auto-
-Mrs. Taylor— That's worth while
Arihnr G. — I want a girl just like
the girl that married dear old dad.
Hud— It's the smart little fel'er
ih il stocked up his cellar thai
in" the beautiful girl.
CAN YOU VISUALIZE—
Irene refusing to dam-.
Marion wii h a beau .'
Doris without an ideal?
Blanche out of the tub?
Sturgis w ith a mustache?
Ethel with a hope chest .'
Eda in a bathing snit .'
Kaspara without her Irish?
Minna owning a Ford coupe?
Mr. Pfieffer without an explana-
Spence treating the bunch?
Hill Barton with a grouch?
Mr. Heintz wearing suspenders?
Leon without his blush?
Bud Kenyon without a chew?
Preda Jacques calling Mr. Heintz
She was a rose between two thorns.
When she walked beside two tall guys.
They asked her why she didn't grow,
Hut she said. I 'm satisfied.
One of them called her Little One.
The other called her Shorty.
But they can call her what they like.
So long as they don't say she's
CAN YOU IMAGINE—
Ida Stelta shimmvinar?
Mamie Heckman on roller skat
Florence Warren vamping?
Mrs. Hooper not en joying a party?
Mrs. Wheeler not going to the
Donold NcNeil elopinjr with Cece-
Florence C. and Diana L. without
Did you ever notice the lovelight
glances that Hell casts out the window
as Eddie ltocs by.
I heard Eva say the other day "I
wish that car of mine had been a June
Horn instead of a Maibohn ; I might
have had better results."
CITY SqUARE.] Rlat-nvtllc.
our r/TAFftc orr/ce/? js
Surpassed t>y 77* 77c
THE ZERO HOUR